Marcus Aurelius once said that, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” While this may be, I have found that there are some realities in my life that have become my own simple truths. And whether they are my opinion or not is less significant than the fact that they have become real, in my life, for me.
A Pocketful of Simple Truths
*Hugs are best received when offered, not asked for.
*Prayer is always more effective as a first resort, not a last.
*There is no such thing as, “Keeping your emotions in check” with someone you trust enough to be real.
*Making time for someone will bless you more than them.
*Children do life the right way.
*Books are the most immediate, cost effective, and satisfying answer to, “Where should I go next?”
*Love is strong enough to conquer anything if you let it.
*Keeping your imagination alive will serve you well, and may even save you when you least expect it.
*Art is the closest expression of dreams.
*Some things do last forever, if you’re patient enough to see them through.
*Life is not simple, easy, or fair … but it is a gift, and should be handled with the utmost respect and care.
*Hope is the strongest armor we have.
May your day be blessed, and your pocket of truths be full. I’d love to hear a few! Share them with me. I too could use a pocketful!